Ferrocement Steps with Lace and Wild Tiles

Our Ferrocement creations are made very simply. We use whatever materials we already have on hand, we buy only a bag of Cement, and combine this with reclaimed gravel, left over pieces of wire mesh a bit of old lace and some broken tiles or ceramics. We use old bricks and dirty gravel as the aggregate as the tint. Making cement is as easier than cooking, all you have to do is make sure you mix it well. It bake slowly as you add pretty impressions or embedded broken tiles. We tap the tiles into place with the end of …

Weave Living Fences and Structures

NEWS: for our next weaving/living fence workshop we will build on the great woven base for the Tipi, cut Bamboo (Old Hamii) poles, and started growing plants to weave into the tipi. This is no ordinary TIPI, it will become a living, solar passive playhouse for children and meditative souls, and a great structure for growing vines in and around and a good little windbreak and frost protection. Grow a living TIPI! Next workshop DATE: Wed Dec 9th Noon til 2pm – Weaving the Living Tipi WHAT YOU GET – fun, weaving practice with living and fresh plant material, knowledge …

Wild Tiles and FerroCement

Bring out your cracked ornaments, lonely bits of toys, crockery, and tiles. You can buy second-hand crockery and tiles if you are short of junk (who can be short of junk?). Together we will turn them into your personality masterpiece. You can make a sign for your home, shed or outhouse, a stepping stone, garden sculpture or sun-dial. We will supply a teacher, ideas, experience and cement. You bring the tiles and bits and make it happen. This one-off workshop is part of our permaculture goals: up-cycling land-fill, reducing consumption, skill building, empowering and enjoying a little friendship whilst being …

Fencing For Beginners

This is a 2 hour intensive hands-on gardening and design session on: The importance of small-project and modular thinking – have a small goal and finish the job. Discuss productive and fun design options (discuss Mandalas and KeyHole Garden design) Plan to capture and slows the water to reduce erosion and increase soil health, Learn how to map an area and mark the contours using home-made and up-cycled equipment re-use and repair wire fencing create neat and secure fencing from a variety of materials including bamboo, old wooden planks, bricks, pot plants, baling twine. Learn about micro-climates for the food …

Food Grown Simply in Containers

There is a growing movement worldwide in container growing. There are many good examples ie. http://gwr.org.au/farm/ who show how a lot can be produce with simple compost. We can use woodchip as the base under the compost/growing medium, this is a type of huglekultur. Food grown in containers is: 1. a quick way to get a supply of healthy food, 2. portable way to grow food for people who are living in the space temporarily – this method empowers people who used to feel unable to grow foods without stewardship of land. Water plants are easy to move, simply tip …